Given that I grew up only a few miles from Dunhill (in neighbouring Annestown, famous for being the only village in Ireland without a pub! Although given the way every second pub these days is up for sale, this may not be the case for too much longer unfortunately), I’m really looking forward to getting a tour of the Enterprise Park and hearing about the plans in motion for phase 3 of its development (I’ve been to the center for a few very enjoyable and enlightening evening lectures in the past few months given by renowned local historian Julian Walton, but I’ve never seen the place in day light).
The DBFA community (Dunhill, Fenor, Boatstrand, Annestown) really have done an incredible job over the last 15 years or more in developing the local area, and its a real credit to everyone involved (even earning a national award back in 2005). The Enterprise Center and the Copper Coast initiative are probably the biggest projects, but as you can see from the websites, there’s a lot going on there – fair play to Donal and team!
Also, for anyone who’s curious about the Waterford Open Coffee club and is a bit hesitant to come along as you may not know anybody, get in touch with me beforehand (email@example.com), I’ll answer any questions you may have and keep an eye out for you on the day (I know I personally hate walking into a room not knowing anyone!).